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Photos from: Summer of drought continues

Jana Peterson

The water levels are so low at the reservoir in Thomson that the lake bottom is now an extended beach, and rafters and others using the river have more walking to do to get to their usual landing spots. How low is it? In the photo below, the dock normally used by boaters ends far from the water's edge, hovering 5 feet above the dry mud below. "Usually that dock ends above the water," said Swiftwater owner Cliff Langley.

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